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Vintages Release February 6, 2017

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Dessert Wine

Reif Estate Winery Vidal Select Late Harvest 2006, V.Q.A. Ontario, Canada: Lovely notes of overripe peach, apricot and passionfruit with terrific balancing acidity. Revel in its plush depths. Vidal Select Late Harvest food pairings: creamy cheeses, trifle, peach melba, chocolate cake. 282855 13% S 375 mL $19.95 Score: 88/100. February 2017. Best Value Dessert Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Bagatelle Muscat De Saint Jean De Minervois 2005, Languedoc, France: A floral bite like Steel Magnolias -- those strong southern women ;) Apricot blossom and peach sunshine with a burnt almond back bite. Perfect for Asian fare. Drink: 2007 - 2017 29967 15.1% M 500 mL $10.95 Score: 88/100. February 2017. Best Value Dessert Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Puklus Cellar Szamorodni Sweet Tokaji 2006, Tokay, Hungary: The 2006 vintage now shows teriary aromas of bottle aging such as caramelized toffee. You can find more recent vintages displaying sweeting marmalade character in stores now. Tokaji food pairings: fruit custard desserts. Drink: 2010 - 2025 179374 13.5% XD 500 mL $18.95 Score: 88/100. February 2017. Best Value Dessert Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Alvear De Anada (vintage dated) Pedro Ximenez 2014, Montilla-Moriles, Spain: A gorgeous, rich Sherry with a luxurious depth and mouth-filling texture. Aromas raisin flan and toasted nuts. Skip dessert and just have this. Drink: 2016 - 2025 16% 375 mL $24.95 Score: 95/100. February 2017. Top Rated Dessert Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Alvear Solera 1927 Pedro Ximénez, Montilla-Moriles D.O.P., Spain: This lovely sweet-style Pedro Ximenez Solera 1927 Sherry is not vintage dated but does have some wine from the 1927 vintages blended in. Dark-hued, rich and complex with aromas of fig jam, molasses and espresso. Great dessert wine. Pedro Ximénez food pairings: blue cheeses, salted nuts, fruit cake. Drink: 2016 - 2025 463034 16% S 375 mL $19.95 Score: 92/100. February 2017. Best Value Dessert Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Batasiolo Bosc D'la Rei Moscato D'asti 2015, D.O.C.G., Piedmont, Italy: Pretty, floral and zesty Italian frizzante. Light fizz, off-dry with some clementine notes. Pair with Chinese dishes. Drink: 2015 - 2017 28175 5.5% M 750 mL $16.95 Score: 88/100. February 2017. Best Value Dessert Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Wachenheimer Riesling Auslese 1998, Pfalz, Germany: An extraordinary long-lived German Riesling. Made in the sweet style of Auslese, this is now showing caramelized aromas of flavour of burnt toffee. Lovely. Drink: 2000 - 2020 251479 11.5% S 375 mL $43.52 Score: 92/100. February 2017. Top Rated Dessert Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Cave Spring Cellars Indian Summer Late Harvest Riesling 1997, Niagara Peninsula, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada: Liquid gorgeous year after year, Cave Spring delivers this late harvest Riesling for our drinking pleasure. Apricot peach blossom. Perfect for angel food cake and fruit-based desserts. The Riesling grapes for this dessert wine are picked later in the fall, well after those from the dry style table wine. The result is much more concentrated flavours and fruit sweetness like apricot preserves. Pair this terrific wine with blue cheeses and toasted almonds. Riesling food pairings: spice cake, crème brûlée, fruit-based desserts, pastries, fresh field berries in cream. Drink: 2000 - 2017 415901 12.5% S 375 mL $24.95 Score: 91/100. February 2017. Top Rated Dessert Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Red Wine

San Vincenti Chianti Classico 2012, Tuscany D.O.C.G., Italy: Tannic and rustic with not a lot of fruit. Blacked, charry notes and loads of toasted oak. Pair with grilled hamburgers. Chianti Classico food pairings: Margherita pizza, vegetarian lasagna, cannelloni with three cheeses. Drink: 2017 - 2022 399907 14% XD 750 mL $17.95 Score: 86/100. February 2017. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Henry of Pelham Winery Speck Family Reserve Pinot Noir 2012, Short Hills Bench, Niagara Peninsula, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada: A gorgeous Niagara Pinot Noir with a vibrancy on the nose and palate that's unforgettable. Wild cherry, earth and truffles. Pair with planked salmon. Pinot Noir food pairings: smoked salmon, grilled pork chops, coq au vin, beef bourguignon. Drink: 2014 - 2023 657874 13.5% XD 750 mL $34.95 Score: 93/100. February 2017. Top Rated Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Henry of Pelham Winery Cabernet Merlot 2015, Niagara Escarpment, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada: Round, voluptuous and full-bodied Cabernet-Merlot blend from Niagara. Aromas of black fleshy ripe fruit and some spice. Pair with grilled pork chops. Cabernet Merlot food pairings: Mediterranean dishes, pastas and grilled fare. Drink: 2013 - 2017 504241 13.5% XD 750 mL $14.95 Score: 89/100. February 2017. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Casa De La Ermita Lunático Monastrell 2012, Jumilla D.O., Spain: Black fruit and mocha with toasty oak and smoke. This wine was aged for 12 months in French oak barrels. Pair with grilled meats. Monastrell food pairings: herbed roast beef, roast veal, lamb, hamburgers, aged meats and cheeses, venison. Drink: 2016 - 2019 461293 14.5% XD 750 mL $21.95 Score: 88/100. February 2017. Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Henry of Pelham Winery Baco Noir 2015, Niagara Escarpment, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada: A consistently great Baco Noir from the country's best producer of this varietal. Rich and robust with aromas of blackberry and plum. Pair with grilled meats. Baco Noir food pairings: aged cheddar, game meats, beef with horseradish or mustard, spicy food or the startling yet remarkably harmonious pairing of strawberries with black berry. Drink: 2015 - 2020 270926 13% XD 750 mL $14.95 Score: 89/100. February 2017. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Henry of Pelham Winery Pinot Noir 2015, Niagara Peninsula, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada: A lovely, cherry-berry ripe Pinot Noir with a racy, sinewy acidity that awakens your taste buds and senses. Pair with roast chicken. Pinot Noir food pairings: seared tuna, grilled salmon, roasted turkey. Drink: 2015 - 2022 13904 12.5% D 750 mL $16.95 Score: 90/100. February 2017. Best Value Red Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Sparkling Wine

Henry of Pelham Winery Cuvée Catharine Carte Blanche Blancs De Blanc 2011, Short Hills Bench, Niagara Peninsula, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada: A spectacular Niagara sparkling wine made from 100% Chardonnay grapes, thus the moniker blanc des blanc (white wine from white grapes). This bubbly won gold at the 2016 Champagne and Sparkling Wine World Championships. No wonder. It's crisp, toasty and refreshing with gloriously fresh notes of green apple and white peach wrapped in a warm blanket of freshly baked bread and melting butter. Pair with shellfish, fried chicken and potato chips for maximum pleasure. Perfect holiday sparkling wine. Blancs De Blanc food pairings: shellfish, fried foods, Asian fusion dishes, salad. Drink: 2014 - 2019 315200 12.5% D 750 mL $44.95 Score: 95/100. February 2017. Top Rated Sparkling Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Henry of Pelham Winery Cuvee Catharine Rosé Brut, Niagara Escarpment, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada: A gorgeous rose with lovely notes of field strawberries. Toasty, refreshing, crisp and dry. Ever so festive with its pale pink hue. Cheers! Rosé Brut food pairings: salmon caviar with sour cream; Malpeque oysters with a hint of lemon. Drink: 2015 - 2020 217505 12% D 750 mL $29.95 Score: 92/100. February 2017. Best Value Sparkling Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Henry of Pelham Winery Cuvee Catharine Brut Sparkling, Niagara Escarpment, Ontario, V.Q.A., Canada: This sparkling gets better every year, even though it's not vintage-dated. Lovely finesse and mousse with green apple vibrancy. The grapes were hand-picked in 50 pound lugs so they weren't bruised. The winery does press fractioning meaning the first bit of the juice (the head) and the last bit (the tail) aren't used in the wine just the juiciest, tastiest part of the juice. They also use the traditional Champagne method to make the wine. The wine spends 30 months on the lees which gives it a creamy texture. Serve as an aperitif on its own or add 1 oz. of Riesling Icewine or 1 oz of Cabernet Franc Icewine to 3 oz of Cuvee Catharine to make a Kir Catharine. Sparkling food pairings: salmon caviar with sour cream; malpeque oysters with a hint of lemon. Drink: 2016 - 2022 217521 12% XD 750 mL $29.95 Score: 92/100. February 2017. Top Rated Sparkling Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Terra Terrae Brut Cava, Spain: A terrific value for such a crisp and toasty Spanish sparkling wine. This Cava (means cave in reference to where the wine is aged) offers aromas of green apple, toasted bread and almond slivers. This is an organic wine. Serve as a chilled aperitif or companion to seafood. Drink: 2016 - 2019 269513 12% D 750 mL $15.95 Score: 88/100. February 2017. Best Value Sparkling Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

White Wine

Alvear Fino, Montilla-Moriles D.O., Spain: Love, love, love this dry Fino! It's not a Sherry because it's made in the region of Montilla-Moriles, not Jerez, but this has so much elegance and finesse. Toasted almond and a briny ocean note. Pair with roasted nuts and hard cheeses. Drink: 2016 - 2025 112771 15% XD 750 mL $22.05 Score: 92/100. February 2017. Top Rated White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Henry of Pelham Winery Chardonnay 2015, Niagara Escarpment, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada: A toasty Niagara Chardonnay with enticing aromas of freshly baked bread and almond. Perfect for roast chicken. Chardonnay food pairings: cream-based pasta dishes, poached trout, spring vegetables like sweet peas and fiddleheads. Drink: 2015 - 2019 291211 13% XD 750 mL $14.95 Score: 89/100. February 2017. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Henry of Pelham Winery Riesling 2015, Short Hills Bench, Niagara Peninsula, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada: A superb and nervy Niagara Riesling with aromas of white peach and lime. Pair with fresh seafood. Riesling food pairings: spiced pork with lemongrass chicken, turkey dinner. Drink: 2015 - 2022 557165 11.5% M 750 mL $17.95 Score: 91/100. February 2017. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Henry of Pelham Winery Speck Family Reserve Riesling 2013, Short Hills Bench, Niagara Peninsula, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada: A spectacular Niagara Riesling that almost jumps from the glass to wrap itself around your taste buds. Aromas of lime zest and lemongrass. The grape yield is kept to just 2 tons per acre to concentrate the flavour. It's also press fractioned to use the best juice and whole cluster pressed. A long, satisfying finish. Pair with vegetarian dishes and roast turkey. Riesling food pairings: briny shrimp, scallops, mussels and clams are great with this wine, roast pork as well as pasta with white sauce. Drink: 2016 - 2021 643361 12% D 750 mL $24.95 Score: 93/100. February 2017. Top Rated White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart

Henry of Pelham Winery Riesling 2015, Niagara Escarpment, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada: A pretty, soft, light-bodied Niagara Riesling that's still packed with flavour. Notes of lime blossom, fresh peach and green apple. Soft acidity that is still balancing. Pair with halibut. Riesling food pairings: roasted glazed ham, goats cheese or white pizza with mozzrella, Romano and vegetable toppings. Drink: 2015 - 2020 268375 10.5% MD 750 mL $14.95 Score: 90/100. February 2017. Best Value White Wine Full Review Add to Shopping Cart


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